|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne (NZ262642)|
|To:||Chillingham Road, Newcastle upon Tyne (NZ273651)|
|Via:||Cut Bank, Shields Road|
|Distance:||1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Meets:||A186, A193, B1313, A188, A193|
|Former Number(s):||B1311, A695, A193|
|Route outline (key)|
The first third of a mile, running north-east from City Road to Shields Road via Cut Bank and Byker Bank is the B1312 as it was shown on an OS map dated 1942. (This indication may, however, have been an error, since maps issued in the 1950s to 1980s give the number of this stretch as B1311; and there had been an earlier B1312 elsewhere in Byker, running south from Shields Road to a quay on the River Tyne, although most of this route disappeared under redevelopment from the end of the 1960s and what remains of it is now unclassified.)
The remaining two thirds of a mile of the B1312 – starting just beyond a roundabout junction with the modern route of the A193 – is what amounts to a later extension of the route along what had formerly been a part of the A695 (and later the A193) Shields Road, most of which makes up the main shopping area of Byker. Interestingly, the shops on the south side of this road stand precisely on the line of Hadrian's Wall.
As the shopping area comes to an end Shields Road TOTSOs left (the way ahead is the B1313, connecting directly back to the A193) and runs north for 300 yards through an area of light industrial premises before a right-hand bend brings us to the end of the route at a roundabout junction with the A188 and A193.
An amended OpenStreetMap trace for this route awaits uploading to the SABRE Wiki.